The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church

St Matthew's Church have adopted and agree to the Coventry Diocese "Promoting a Safer Church" policy.

Click here to view the "Promoting a Safer Church" document.

We are committed to

·Promoting a safer environment and culture;

·Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the Church;

·Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation;

·Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons;

·Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons.

·Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.


If you have any concern that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.


Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Mrs Fran Foster


Parish Office: 07747 213501

Diocean Safeguarding Adviser:

Sarah Price

Tel: 07950 382934 (Monday - Friday)

Diocesan Safeguarding Team:

Tel: 024 7652 1345 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday)


Warwickshire Social Services:

Tel: 01926 414144


If there is immediate risk or danger please contact the Police on 999

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